about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
Vatican II pages
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Daily Archives: 14 December 2006
Not a new order, but young people trained in Lectio Divina. Over a hundred young people were trained at CELAM’s Pastoral Biblical Center. The goal is the formation of 10,000 such missionaries. (CELAM is the Latin American Bishops’ Conference.) Inspiration … Continue reading
I couldn’t do this in my parish. Could any of you? “If people don’t want to use the tickets, they can go elsewhere,” says the pastor. Hey, come to my parish for 3:30 Mass. If you’re here 45 minutes early … Continue reading
The pope’s Christmas schedule seems … light. Our parish trimmed back the 23-25 December liturgical schedule from 13 Masses to eleven. 23 Dec 4PM Mass 24 Dec 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 (noon Mass cancelled) then two at 3:30PM, single Masses at … Continue reading
What can we say about them? Are they defined by their ability to memorize and recite answers? Or quote their favorite cable tv guru? Or cut and paste from an internet site to their own site or into a combox? Or … Continue reading
Lent, Advent, Ember Days, festive seasons, etc. are covered: Finally, in the various seasons of the year and according to her traditional discipline, the Church completes the formation of the faithful by means of pious practices for soul and body, … Continue reading
In addition to the Blessed Mother, other saints are observed in the liturgical year. This is as good a summary as I’ve seen explaining the Catholic regard for martyrs and saints, tying it all in to Christ and his Paschal … Continue reading